Casio G-Shock ‘DJ Dash Berlin’ GA110DB-7A: Singapore Price And ReviewWritten by Alvin Wong
Casio turns up the volume with another EDM collab.
Known for marathon high-energy trance sets, and vocals-heavy catchy hooks on his own tracks, Dash Berlin (DJ Jeffery Sutorius) has collaborated with musical heavyweights spanning Dubvision to Emma Hewitt. For watch nerds, though, it is this tie-up with Japanese giant Casio that has raised our respective heart rates.
A pimpin’ monster of a watch, the Casio G-Shock ‘DJ Dash Berlin’ makes no apologies for its ostentation, dressed in white with rose gold accents all over. The contrast is superb and eye-catching, whether on the G-Shock’s muscular case framing a stylised case that evokes the look of a cybernetic engine (the gear shaped dial centre and analogue hands add a nice steampunk-inspired touch), or the artfully perforated strap emblazoned with Dash Berlin’s logo.
A fan of G-Shock, Dash Berlin calls the collaboration with Casio “a dream come true” and proclaims the co-created watch “a future classic”. For the record, the pristine case and strap aren’t the result of hip hop-inspired flashiness, but a symbolic interpretation of life’s endless possibilities, with white representing “the blank canvas of life”.
Speaking of canvas, the model used for the purpose of this collaboration is the GA-110, which is the go-to reference for numerous tie-ups, including those with Singaporean artist Jahan Loh and New York fashion designers Dee and Ricky. Besides the G-Shock’s famed shock resistance, the GA-110 is equipped with features such as anti-magnetism, 200m water resistance and 29-city world time zone display.
|Auto LED backlight|
|Quartz module 5146|
|Shock resistance, 29 time zones (48 cities and coordinated universal time), world time city swapping, 5 independent alarms, 1/100th second stopwatch, countdown timer, full auto calendar to 2099|
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Alvin promises not to be a douche when talking about watches. He may have scoured the Basel and Geneva watch fairs for the past 15 years, and played an instrumental role to the growth of Singapore's pioneering horological and men's lifestyle publications, but the intrepid scribe seeks to learn something new with each story he writes.